Day 10 of Blogtoberfest.
We decided to celebrate Thanksgiving a day early. My DD volunteered to have the feast at her house. My aunt and cousin came too. While we waited for the meal to cook, we had some delicious appetizers to munch on. Edam cheese and Brie, pumpernickel and rusk breads, fresh fruit (grapes and strawberries) and dried mango, cherries and cashews. There was even some delicious plum jelly for the Brie, homemade by DD with the plums from my sister's tree.
Dinner was non-traditional. No turkey for us this year, but DD had placed some traditional Thanksgiving fruit and vegetables in the centre of the table. It looked beautiful. I always love the colours of Indian corn!
We started our meal with a spinach salad, tossed with chunks of fresh pears and candied pecans and served with homemade dressing. For our main course DD had made a delicious beef tenderloin with a mustard and black pepper crust. She served this with a red wine sauce, mashed potatoes, green beans and spinach stuffed pasta shells in tomato sauce for the vegetarians in our family. The tomato sauce was homemade with the tomatoes from my garden. There was apple pie and ice cream for dessert, served with coffee of course. We drank wine and ate until we could eat and drink no more. Sorry I didn't take any more photos. I guess I got sort of lazy after eating all that food. I'll be back tomorrow. Right now I am going to bed.